Historical Review and Current Studies
  • Robert E. Hanlon
  • Jason W. Brown
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


Currently, there is renewed interest in process-oriented approaches to the study of mental phenomena. In this chapter we review one of the more established approaches of this type, that of microgenesis. Originating from assumptions on the structural development of thought by the early experimental psychologists of Würzburg and Leipzig, the fundamental principles of microgenesis have been progressively elaborated.


Word Recognition Genetic Theory Defensive Strategy Preparatory Phase Thought Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Hanlon
    • 1
  • Jason W. Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCity College of the City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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